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Check Out Ever, Jane: The Online Jane Austen RPG

Ever wanted to do Jane Austen role-play but couldn’t find a suitable guy to be the Darcy to your Lizzie? Well, look no further, because there is a Jane Austen MMORPG coming your way. The folks at Ever, Jane have created a virtual world where you can create your own character and interact with other Austen-like characters. It works pretty much the same as other MMORPGs, except for one teensy detail. As the game’s Kickstarter page says, “In the virtual world of Jane Austen, it is not about kill or be killed, but invite and be invited with gossip our weapon of choice.”

This is quite possibly our new favorite thing (it’s right up there with Hobbit Holes and baby pandas). No longer do we have to settle for holding Jane Austen tea parties and re-reading Pride and Prejudice for the 17th time. We’ll be able to ACTUALLY INTERACT with Lizzie Bennet! It’s a dream come true! Pure magic!

You can currently download a prototype of the game and play for free. Meanwhile, the Ever, Jane folks are raising funds to build a complete, working model of the game. Check out the intro video below!

Is Ever, Jane your new favorite video game?

[Via Buzzfeed]